16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Holy light

This photo was taken at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the place where Jesus Christ was killed, buried and resurrected. In the photo, the mother is calm and peaceful, and the child in her arms is innocent. In this place full of “divineness”, there is more “humanity”. This secular motherhood has more warming power.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Camera: ILCE-9
Copyright: © Hang Chen